John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2016 Edition blended scotch whisky

alc./vol:
43%

Proof:
86°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


This 2016 Edition is the third in the John Walker & Sons Private Collection, designed to showcase innovative maturation experiments and the craft behind Johnnie Walker scotch whiskies. Master Blender, Jim Beveridge selected rare and experimental casks to create a predominantly grain based honeyed... Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 02/12/2015

Appearance

Clear, golden amber.

Aroma

Faint dungy notes before buttery toast, honey, vanilla and corn-on-the-cob.

Taste

Light-bodied and beautifully balanced with buttery vanilla and elegant layers of spice. Velvety mouthfeel but with power and intensity of flavour.

Aftertaste

Relatively short finish with buttery vanilla and light oak spice.

Overall

Having sampled the vattings of grain whiskies and the Highland malt that that comprise this fabulous predominantly grain whisky, I can appreciate the fine balance Jim Beveridge has achieved with the apple, pear, grassy and faintly anise notes from the malt lifting the two grain whiskies that comprise this blend – one being honeyed with sweet caramel, toffee, estery fruit, vanilla fudge and delicate spice; the other having sweet honey, cigarette ash and white pepper spice notes. As always where Jim’s involved, the result being better than the sum of its parts.

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